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Not Likely

WI5- M5+, Mixed, Ice, 150 ft,  Avg: 3 from 1 vote
FA: Jan 7, 2000 Ty Mack, Tom Yandon
New York > Adirondacks > Adirondack Ice… > D: Keene Valley… > Chapel Pond

Description

This route is an alternative top pitch to Lilith.

P1 (WI3): Climb Lilith to the P1 belay at a tree clump at the base of a right-rising ramp. Instead of belaying here, continue up the right-rising ramp to another tree clump below the final steep column of Lilith, and right of the giant orange wall. Belay here.

Alternatively, climb Lilith Direct to the same belay ledge.

P2 (WI5 M6): In normal conditions, you step left onto a ledge, then up a left-leaning chimney to a hanging icicle. Mount this and climb to the trees. This pitch goes at M6 with a couple hard ice pulls.

In April 4, 2008, in moment of rare conditions, the finishing icicle touched down to the ledge to form an 80'-tall body-sized pillar, making one of the tallest free-standing columns in the state. And yes, it was climbed.

Location

Same as for Lilith.

Protection

Standard ice rack plus rock gear to 3".

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Not Likely, at Chapel Pond.
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